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here today by our -- by madeleine. and i must thank my constituents in san francisco for giving me the privilege of representing that diverse city in the congress of the united states. each of us here today is truly representative in the truest sense of the word, representing the highest hopes and aspirations of the american people. on new year's eve, some of you, large numbers joined people at the national archives building, where at midnight we observed a 150th anniversary of the signing of the emancipation proclamation. [applause] at midnight, there was the announcement of harriet tubman winning the bell. as she rang the bell she said -- now we are free. it was quite an incredible moment. it was one that ushered in what president lincoln would call a new birth of freedom for his era and for generations to come. that transformative moment is a reminder of the best traditions we have is people, the ability and obligation of each generation of americans to renew the promise of our founders. to carry forth of the torture progress. to reignite the american dream. this is who we are a
top. this assault pistol used in a san francisco shooting in which eight people were dead. one of the more commonly sees to -- seized firearms off the streets of our various cities. time for us to do something, folks. this is legislation that is needed. it is not the only thing that is needed. we have to go beyond an assault weapons ban. our streets are hemorrhaging out there and we have a responsibility to do something. we have been to this before. -- through this before. there's an awful lot of conversation around gun violence. every time you have a massacre like newtown, columbine, you name it, the list goes on and on. after about two or three weeks, it starts to quiet down a little bit. and it is business as usual and the lobbyists began to quietly go about trying to influence the outcome of any legislation. 20 children slaughtered at one time in a schoolhouse in the town many of us never even heard of until this happened. a town that you would not expect something like this to take place. if is the slaughter of 20 babies does not capture and hold your attention, then i gi
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